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CSJ 2021 Goodyear Cotton Bowl (College Football Playoff Semifinal) Preview: #4 Cincinnati vs. #1 Alabama

After years of public uproar (especially of those that follow the non-Power Five leagues) in the consideration of Group of Five schools, Cincinnati gets their shot to show what it can do in a college football playoff setting. In previous years, undefeated G5 schools were passed up for one-loss Power Five teams, UCF was that team in 2017 who like Cincinnati was the only undefeated team in the FBS ranks.
The Bearcats get a shot at the top seeded team, the Alabama Crimson Tide. Alabama won the SEC Championship Game in convincing fashion, with a 41-24 win over previously undefeated Georgia.

CSJ 2020 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Preview: Georgia vs. Cincinnati

Georgia vs. CincinnatiWhen: Friday, January 1st, 12:00 PM ESTWhere: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Ga.TV/Streaming: ESPN, WatchESPN Cincinnati gets its chance to show the Football Playoff Committee that they were ranked too low this season. The undefeated Bearcats will play Georgia in their home state in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl on New Year’s Day similar to how another undefeated.

GAME PREVIEW: Cincinnati at SMU

Cincinnati at SMUWhen: Saturday, Oct. 24th, 9:00 PM EDTWhere: Gerald J. Ford Stadium, Dallas, Tex.TV/Streaming: ESPN2/WatchESPN (subscription req’d) This American Athletic Conference clash may not have been the preseason pick as the top game in the conference but these two undefeated schools have played their way into this one. Both Cincinnati (9/10) and SMU (16/16) come into this.


BYU at NavyWhen: Monday, Sept. 7th 8:00 PM EDTWhere: Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, MDTV/Streaming: ESPN/WatchESPN (subscription req’d) The Labor Day tradition of a a night game goes on this year, although this was not the game that most thought would be played. Georgia versus Virginia was the original game to be played on this Labor Day.

GAME PREVIEW: Arkansas State at Memphis

Arkansas State at MemphisWhen: Saturday, Sept. 5th 8:00 PM EDTWhere: Liberty Bowl, Memphis, TNTV/Streaming: ESPN/WatchESPN (subscription req’d) Let the Paint Bucket Bowl Trophy Game be played again! (I admit I searched for a picture of the bucket and could not find one anywhere). The name of this rivalry was created when officials from the two schools decided.

CSJ 2020 Birmingham Bowl Preview: Boston College vs. Cincinnati, How to Watch and Fearless Predictions

Boston College vs. Cincinnati (Birmingham Bowl) When: Thursday, January , 2nd 4:00 PM EST Where: Legion Field, Birmingham, Ala. TV/Streaming: ESPN, WatchESPN (subscription req’d) Birmingham Bowl History (Last Five) January 3, 2015 Florida 28 East Carolina 20 December 30, 2015 Auburn 31 Memphis 10 December 29, 2016 South Florida 46 South Carolina 39 (OT) December 23, 2017.

CSJ Men’s Hoops Preview: Wichita State at USF, How to Watch and Fearless Prediction

Wichita State at USF When: Tuesday, January 22nd, 9:00 PM Where: Yuengling Center, Tampa, Fla. TV/Streaming: CBS Sports Network Wichita State Shockers (8-9, 1-4) Wichita, Kansas American Athletic Conference (T-10th) Enrollment: 15,784 Sagarin Rating: 111 (24th CSJ Sagarin High Major Poll) Scouting Report: The Shockers are a young team and the youth has shown so far this year.

CSJ Army/Navy Game Preview: How to Watch and Fearless Prediction

  Army vs. Navy When: Saturday, December 8, 3:00 PM EST Where: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA. TV/Streaming: CBS / CBS Sports Streaming Navy Midshipmen (3-9, 2-6 AAC) Season Recap: After a shocking victory over the eventual AAC East champs Memphis in September, the Midshipmen had some early promise for the 2018 season that was dashed by their inability.

CSJ’s 2018 Week 4 Game Preview: Ohio at Cincinnati

Ohio at Cincinnati When: Saturday, September 22, 12:00 PM EDT Where:Nippert Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio TV/Streaming: ESPNU / ESPN App Ohio Bobcats (1-1, 0-0 MAC) The rivalry is renewed with the Bearcats. Saturday marks the first meeting of the two schools since Oct. 3, 1981, 36 years ago. The all-time series, which began in 1896, is knotted at 23-23-4.

Lehigh’s First Football Game Against FBS Team In Fifteen Years Gives Mountain Hawks Big-Time Atmosphere in 51-21 Defeat

The Lehigh football has been in some pretty big time FCS-level atmospheres before. In the FCS playoffs, Lehigh has been to Delaware, Northern Iowa, Towson, and North Dakota State. During the regular season, they’ve also played at Liberty, the Yale Bowl, and James Madison. They also routinely play their big Rivals Lafayette to sellout crowds.

CSJ’s 2018 Week 3 Game Preview: South Florida vs. Illinois

South Florida vs. Illinois When: Saturday, September 15, 2:30 PM CDT Where: Soldier Field, Chicago, Ill. TV/Streaming: Big Ten Network / Big10Go South Florida Bulls (2-0, 0-0 AAC) Week 2-W 49-38 vs. Georgia Tech Trailing Georgia Tech, 38-28, 45 seconds into the fourth quarter, USF scored 21 unanswered points and forced two of its three turnovers gained on the.

CSJ Conference Preview: American Athletic Conference

College Sports Journal announces their 2018 Fearless Prediction for the Order of finish of the American Athletic Conference (AAC), the fifth and final of our Group of Five Conference previews. The American Athletic Conference is the top Group of 5 league currently and with the talent back, that likely will stay that way through this.

2018 College Football Team Previews: South Florida Bulls

South Florida Bulls Location: Tampa, FL Coach: Charlie Strong (10-2@ USF, 63-39 overall) 2nd Season Stadium: Raymond James Stadium (Capacity: 65,890) CSJ Projections: 3rd: AAC (2nd East Division) 4th: Florida 40th: FBS 41st: Division I 2017 In A Sentence: The Bulls were a win away from the AAC title game in losing at rival UCF.

2018 College Football Team Previews: Navy Midshipmen

Navy Midshipmen Location: Annapolis, MD Coach: Ken Niumataolo (84-51) 10th Season Stadium: Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium (Capacity: 34,000) CSJ Projections: 4th: AAC (2nd West Division) 1st: Maryland 53rd: FBS 55th: Division I 2017 In A Sentence: A promising 5-0 start ended terribly for the Midshipmen, losing five of their next six regular-season games and losing heartbreaker.

2018 College Football Team Previews: Houston Cougars

Houston Cougars Location: Houston, TX Coach: Major Applewhite (7-6) 2nd Season Stadium: TDECU Stadium (Capacity: 40,000) CSJ Projections: 5th: AAC (3rd West Division) 5th: Texas 59th: FBS 61st: Division I 2017 In A Sentence: The Cougars finished an up and down season at 7–4, having signature wins over Arizona and South Florida, but having suffered inexplicable.

2018 College Football Team Previews: Temple Owls

Temple Owls Location: Philadelphia, PA Coach: Geoff Collins (7-6) 2nd Season Stadium: Lincoln Financial Field (Capacity: 68,532) CSJ Projections: 6th: AAC (3rd East Division) 3rd: Pennslyvania 67th: FBS 70th: Division I 2017 In A Sentence: In Coach Collins’ first year, Temple went 7-6 and defeated Florida International in the Gasparilla Bowl–the first bowl win since 2011 and just.

2018 College Football Team Previews: Cincinnati Bearcats

Cincinnati Bearcats Location: Cincinnati, OH Coach: Luke Fickell (4-8 @UC, 10-15 overall) 2nd Season Stadium: Nippert Stadium (Capacity: 40,000) CSJ Projections: 10th: AAC (4th East Division) 6th: Ohio 104th: FBS 116th: Division I 2017 In A Sentence: The Luke Fickell era got off to a rough start in 2017 as he came to Cincinnati with a.